#2. Orlando, Fl, Family Vacation #travelblogger

When you are doing a top ten family vacation series, Orlando, Florida is surely one that makes the list! Our family has visited Orlando quite a few times, and we will certainly continue to go back for more, especially more Universal Studios!

Naturally, an Orlando trip with the kids is bound to contain a visit to Walt Disney World. The four Disney theme parks are The Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. For any and every Disney fan, Disneyworld is a must see. Just be prepared to spend a fortune to get in as well as while you’re there. And if you have multiple babies or a large family, you might want to consider bringing along a grandparent or nanny as an extra set of hands to help, because it is a lot of walking, a lot of waiting on lines, and can make for a very frustrating trip if you are not prepared. I recall our first trip with all four kids when my youngest was only six months old.  It was not the most pleasant experience.

A year and a half later, we went back again, this time, we brought my two aunts with us.  It was a great experience, and not only did the kids love it, so did my aunts!  We do plan on returning again now that all the kids are old enough to remember and enjoy, but I have to say, pricing four day passes for a family of six is going to run us close to $2000!  We will then also need to consider getting there, staying there, eating there and more.

See some pictures of our Disney Trip here.

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I want to highlight Universal Studios Orlando.  I must say that it was a FANTASTIC experience, and I must recommend visiting both theme parks on your next Orlando vacation.  If my kids weren’t Disney fans (and I didn’t love the princesses so much), I would ONLY visit Universal in the future.

When the kids were smaller, I had never considered taking them to Universal Orlando because I thought it would be too much with four kids, three babies. I was very wrong. Being on a blogger tour, we got the VIP experience, which gave us so many of the ins and outs of the two theme parks, Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure. This allowed me to learn so much about the parks, what rides were appropriate for which family members, and where we would want to stop to eat, rest, dry off, etc. Even if you do not get the VIP experience, any team member of the Universal staff can help answer your questions and assist you in what you may need.
For more details on our Universal trip, see our post “Universal Orlando, the Family Friendliest!

There are so many other things to do in Orlando.  Obviously, the theme parks are the biggest draw, but there are water parks, miniature golf courses, smaller adventures and more.  We still have yet to do Sea World, but we’d consider that on another trip.

The next time we head down to Orlando, we plan to visit Legoland Florida Resort.  “Ready, set, explore! What will you do first? Conquer The Dragon or get your driver’s license at Ford Driving School? With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions designed for kids to take the lead, awesome awaits at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!

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